W.A.S.P. Officially Cancel U.S. Tour

W.A.S.P. have officially cancelled their U.S. tour, previously announced for fall 2002, due to the fact that "the band are continuing work on the forthcoming studio album" — a double-record set scheduled for release in the fall of 2003.

"Due to the enormity and the complexities of what will be a concept/opera, the band feel that they will need as much time as possible in effort to make this forthcoming release everything that it can possibly be," reads the group's official press release announcing the tour's cancellation.

These records will be released as a two-part set, with the first album being released on Halloween 2003 and the second album Christmas of 2003.